Kilimanjaro Challenge

30 Jul 2015

Drew Whitworth, who lives in Hebden Bridge, recently contacted the team to say he had a great idea to help raise funds for Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team. Obviously we were intrigued to find out more!! 

On the 28th July, his epic journey began to climb Kilimanjaro - the highest mountain in Africa (19,340ft/5,895m) and he expects to reach the summit on 2nd August. He also hopes to raise £1500 from the challenge, which will be donated to CVSRT. 

Drew said, “Having spent a considerable amount of time walking in remote places, I’m well aware that being prepared with the right skills and suitable equipment is key to remaining safe. That said, if I needed urgent medical assistance whilst out and about, it’s reassuring to know that voluntary teams like Calder Valley Search and Rescue are there to help”.

In addition to the Kilimanjaro challenge, Drew’s local pub, The Railway(New Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8AD) is holding a ‘Welcome Home’ fundraising day on Sunday 9th August with various fun activities and a raffle to help raise more funds for CVSRT.

Pete Farnell, CVSRT Chairman said, “It was great to meet Drew recently when he visited the base to tell us about his challenge. The team are extremely grateful and wish him well with the trek and the fundraising day at The Railway pub.” 

The money raised will go directly towards helping replace our ageing Land Rover Defender 110 (Calder Mobile 3). The new vehicle will hopefully be operational by the end of 2015 and cost in the region of £40,000 to purchase and will be specially modified for Mountain Rescue service.”

Support Drew via his fundraising page:

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Do you have an idea to raise funds for CVSRT? Let us know and we will help to promote your event or challenge. Many thanks.

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